Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
If you saw my Week-ends post this past Saturday, you saw this video I would classify as priceless under QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
Knee-jerk, PC lefties typically react breathlessly, crying more than just foul at the portrayal of this woman. They scream bloody murder.
The video has gone viral.
I have no qualms or apologies…GASP…at posting it on my blog.
(OMG he’s a hater! He’s a racist! The left is very good at that garbage). I’ll let Townhall.com political editor Guy Benson explain why the usage of this video is 100% legit:
(1) What's good for the goose, etc. The Left regularly holds the Right responsible for the behavior or words of any individual associated with conservatives who steps out of line. Remember the racist jerk who got tossed out of the RNC? That became a major news story because his actions "reflected" on the convention as a whole. Even when conservatives don't behave badly, liberals accuse us of deplorable acts anyway. The apocryphal "spitting" and "N-word" incident comes to mind. And sometimes Democrats try to leave non-conservatives' brutal crimes at their political opponents' doorstep. Here we have a pro-Obama voter deployed at an astroturf protest put on by a major union with deep, long-standing ties to the president. She was clearly aware of the camera, so her words are fair game.
(2) The Obama campaign and its allies are seizing on Mitt Romney's clumsy and over-broad '47 percent' remarks to paint him as an uncaring, mean-spirited plutocrat. Though he was wrong to use the 47 percent of Americans who pay nothing in income tax as a short-hand rhetorical device to decry a growing culture of government dependency, Romney was absolutely correct that this phenomenon exists. A core constituency of the Democrat Party's base are people who live off the government (ie, taxpayers) and seek to expand the scope of the largesse to which they feel entitled. Note how this individual explains that access to "free" cell phones is simplified and streamlined for people who are already receiving other forms of federal benefits. She seems to believe that cell phones are only the beginning because President Obama will "do more" in a second term. In the fundraiser video, Romney remarks that he has little chance of winning the support of voters who are hooked on federal aid. This voter confirms that sentiment by offering a cogent argument against his candidacy: "He sucks. Bad."
(3) Because this lady happens to be an African American, cynical, race-obsessed liberals will undoubtedly impute "racism" to anyone who highlights this video. The goal is to bully people into ignoring it, for fear of being tagged with one of the ugliest labels in modern society. I'm absolutely sick of that game. The majority of people on federal assistance -- from welfare to food stamps -- are white. This is not about race; the ills of selfishness and entitlement transcend race and ethnicity. It's about the direction of the country and the insidiousness of dependency. We're $16 trillion in debt. Is it really an essential government service to be providing "free" cell phones to people? Our government spent $1.6 billion on this program last year alone -- and it's expanding so recklessly that even a sitting US Senator received a letter informing her that she was eligible for a free government cell phone. Hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries have been shown to be engaged in fraud, applying for and receiving numerous taxpayer-funded phones from multiple carriers. As Europe burns -- literally -- because its citizens are livid that their unsustainable hammock of government benefits is being shredded by fiscal reality, the
Back in 2010, my good friend and former boss, state Senator Mary Lazich wrote a column about cell phones for poor people becoming the fastest growing welfare program. Her column explained if
The good senator's piece was prophetic. Read the latest from The Hill.